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Old 12-21-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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Classics mash-ups you would like to see?

First there was Pride & Prejudice and Zombies. Then Undead Oz with monsters. Now, there is a new release at Fictionwise re-writing Jane Austen's Emma with werewolves.

I only attempted to read one of these books, and found it pretty awful. All they did was add a few sentences here and there, which was stupid. It does seem like this has created a new genre though, and it could be fun to try such a project where you really do re-write the whole thing from scratch as opposed to just typing a little here and there into a Project Gutenberg file. So...what new mash-ups would be fun and interesting?

I think Wuthering Heights, with vampires, would be awesome. Heathcliff is totally a vampire, and he totally blood-sucked Catherine to death.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:11 PM   #4
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Can't be done because part is still in copyright....but....

Oz vs. Sauron! With Glenda the Good as the witch helping Dorothy destroy the arch enemy of evil Disneycorp, and free Mickey Mouse. Fighting back hordes of unwashed lawyers, and cowering before the Nine Judges.....
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:25 PM   #5
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Can't be done because part is still in copyright....but....

Oz vs. Sauron! With Glenda the Good as the witch helping Dorothy destroy the arch enemy of evil Disneycorp, and free Mickey Mouse. Fighting back hordes of unwashed lawyers, and cowering before the Nine Judges.....
No reason it couldn't be done; that sounds like a solid parody to me.

How about "Sherlock Holmes and the Demon Hordes?"
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:54 PM   #6
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I read a short story once that mixed together Oz and the Cthulhu Mythos.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:10 PM   #7
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No reason it couldn't be done; that sounds like a solid parody to me.

How about "Sherlock Holmes and the Demon Hordes?"
How about one that instead has Sherlock going over to the dark side?

Sherlock Holmes, Attorney at Law
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:38 PM   #8
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How about one that instead has Sherlock going over to the dark side?

Sherlock Holmes, Attorney at Law
Well, I couldn't find one where Sherlock turns bloodsucker, but I did find one where he battles a bloodsucker.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula (Paperback) by Loren Estleman

There's an Old Time Radio version, but I'm not sure if it's the same as Estleman's version. It lists John Moffatt and Timothy West under Artist/Composer. David March is Count Dracula.

Sherlock Holmes Verses Dracula (free audio download)
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:45 PM   #9
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How about one that instead has Sherlock going over to the dark side?

Sherlock Holmes, Attorney at Law

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Old 12-21-2009, 08:54 PM   #10
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Well, I couldn't find one where Sherlock turns bloodsucker, but I did find one where he battles a bloodsucker.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula
Estleman also wrote Dr Jekyll and Mr. Holmes
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How about one that instead has Sherlock going over to the dark side?

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It's not as unlikely as you think. After all, on Adult Swim there's a show called Harvey Birdman - Attorney At Law.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:16 PM   #12
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I only attempted to read one of these books, and found it pretty awful. All they did was add a few sentences here and there, which was stupid. It does seem like this has created a new genre though, and it could be fun to try such a project where you really do re-write the whole thing from scratch as opposed to just typing a little here and there into a Project Gutenberg file. So...what new mash-ups would be fun and interesting?
Well, Sea Wasp and Brenda Clough (posters on USENET rasfw) appear to still be working on the long promised and teased "Terminators of Endearment", if that's any help.

<http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/2003_archives/001270.html>
<http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.sf.written/msg/ab19529b2bbd9dfe>

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Old 12-21-2009, 09:16 PM   #13
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How about Sherlock Holmes and the Shadow over Inverness?
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Well, I couldn't find one where Sherlock turns bloodsucker, but I did find one where he battles a bloodsucker.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula (Paperback) by Loren Estleman

There's an Old Time Radio version, but I'm not sure if it's the same as Estleman's version. It lists John Moffatt and Timothy West under Artist/Composer. David March is Count Dracula.

Sherlock Holmes Verses Dracula (free audio download)
Try the Fred Saberhagen 'Dracula' novels, one of them has Sherlock Holmes and Dracula teaming up


http://www.berserker.com/bk_hdfile.htm

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